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Today's News

  • November is a great month to target flounder

    November is a great month to target flounder. It is often when we see the biggest and the most flounder in Brunswick County waters. The flounder bite this year has been surprisingly strong, considering there is still concern about the stock’s status due to their amazing popularity with both recreational and commercial fishermen and all the pressure that brings. Still, the flounder season has been good and November will likely be the best month yet.

  • Team Instigator wins Fall Brawl King Classic

    Scott Smith and crew of the Instigator fought through 40 miles of rough seas so they could fish a spot they hoped would be holding a big king mackerel. They battled not only Mother Nature but also other hungry predators, as the kings they hooked were continuously bitten by barracuda and shark.

  • Women in golf: A brief history

    I’m a chicken farmer’s daughter and when I grew up in Cecil County, Md., there were no golf courses around. Heck, most of the farmers and shopkeepers, the plumbers and carpenters, bankers and insurance agents would have laughed out loud at the thought of playing a silly game like golf.
    Today, there are at least six golf courses in Cecil County.  
    Golf has spread throughout the land, throughout the world, until today there are golf courses in the remotest areas of the world.

  • White, Hart playing key roles for college teams

    STAFF REPORT

    Former West Brunswick High School volleyball players Carly White and Anna Hart are continuing their excellent play in college.
    White had 13 kills and three blocks as Mount Olive beat Barton 3-0 Oct. 4. White had a .455 hitting percentage (three errors in 22 attempts). White shared match-high honors with three blocks.
    Oct. 7 at Coker, White had 22 kills, tying a career high, and four blocks in helping Mount Olive to a 25-18, 30-28, 23-25, 25-14 Conference Carolinas win over Coker.

  • Sports calendar

    Free softball clinics at West
    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.

  • Cougars lose in two OTS to East Bladen

    STAFF REPORT

    East Bladen beat South Brunswick 27-26 in two overtimes Friday night.
    The Eagles are 4-1 in the conference and tied for first with South Columbus. South is 3-2, 6-3 overall.

    South scored first on a 40-yard pass from Nejuann Watts to James Burton-White.
    East Bladen scored on its next possession, taking a 7-6 lead late in the quarter.
    The Eagles scored on a 55-yard run in the second quarter for a 14-6 lead at halftime.

  • McCumbee fourth in Pro Cup 200

    STAFF REPORT

    Chad McCumbee finished fourth out of 18 drivers in the CARS Pro Cup 200 Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
    He was one of seven drives to complete all 200 laps. Jeff Agnew, of Floyd, Va., won the race with an average speed of nearly 65 mph. The race had eight cautions for 46 laps.
    McCumbee’s No. 11 McLamb Fences Ford had touches of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In particular, he honored West Brunswick High School guidance counselor Gloria Childress.

  • West JV beats North, will play for title

    STAFF REPORT

    The West junior varsity football team was slated play West Bladen on Thursday, but it canceled so West played North Brunswick for the second time this season and won 35-24.
    This was the Trojans’ fifth straight victory and gave it a 4-1 record in the conference. West will play on Thursday against South Columbus for the conference championship.
    Against the Scorpions, West led 19-0 at halftime. Erick Hill scored on a pass thrown by Dylan Darguzas on the first play.

  • Phillips wins regional title in tennis

    STAFF REPORT

    South Brunswick High School senior Summer Phillips won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Tennis Regional Saturday at the Barton College Tennis Complex in Wilson.
    Phillips, seeded No. 2, beat Savannah Sutton, the No. 1 seed from Eastern Wayne, 6-4, 6-2.
    Phillips reached the final by beating another Eastern Wayne player, Grace Delbridge, 6-1, 6-3 in a semifinal on Saturday. Delbridge was the No. 3 seed.

  • Community sports

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 248-247-227-722, Jeffrey Evans 277-223-220-720, Gary Marion 258-226-202-686, Zachary Bailey 246-202-636, Rick LaChance 268-635, Dennis Nicholl 222-214-631, Brian McCall 203-203-605, Samuel Champion 246, Dawn Clardy 237-214-205-656, Anne Decker 218-575, Joyce Freeman 481, Collin Vanderburg 244, T. J. Thornton 239, Tom Kiggins 235, Tommy Guiterrez 228, Jeff Kelly 220, Michael Oxendine 214, Arnold Sanchez 213, Avery Poteate 204, Keith Jones 202, Frank Paolicelli 201.